Mission & Vision
The Lighthouse Foundation of Wake County (LFWC) serves low-income, adult residents who are navigating a significant chronic or mental health crisis. We provide access to health care resources and basic living needs.
Our vision is for underserved residents to receive the health care they need and the basic living conditions they deserve.
100% of every dollar given to our 501(c) (3) non-profit organization goes directly to assist fellow neighbors with chronic and mental health needs.
Nearly 2,000 low-income, Wake County residents have been served since 2012.
To date, the LFWC has spent over $185,000 in financial assistance for medical and basic support services.
LFWC recipient of the Sertoma Club of Raleigh 2016 Service to Mankind Award
LFWC featured as a Community Partner with the Urban Ministries of Wake County. Read the Fall 2016 article
Last year, the LFWC had a tremendous impact on over 400 chronically-ill adults. Read about our program services, community partners and the clients we assisted in our 2017 Annual Report
Board of Directors
Regina Heroux, Executive Director/Founder of LFWC, RN, MS and community health leader with over 28 years of experience in the non-profit healthcare field.
Jon Heroux, CPA, President/Founder of Heroux & Company LLP, has nearly 20 years of experience in tax authority and services and he is our Treasurer.
Molly Beth Lewis works at the Duke Private Diagnostic Clinic in Physician Integration. The team helps onboard new physicians to the practice with a goal to smooth the transition for the doctor so that they can focus on their patients. She is also the former manager of Eligibility Services at the Open Door Clinic and has been with Urban Ministries of Wake County since 2012. She is our Health Care Provider Liaison.
Alan DeVaney is the former President and Founder of Crispin Corporation, a software company serving the broadcast industry for over 20 years.
Rondi Furgason is the former Vice President Operations, CenturyLink North Carolina. Rondi has worked in the telecommunications industry for over 25 years. She is active with the Wake Forest Chamber of Commerce, which is an advocate and resource for local businesses.
Mark Connor is a Real Estate Agent with Fonville Morisey and our Business Community representative.
Lighthouse Staff – Terri Garretson manages and drives our fundraising and marketing strategies, including grant research, writing, and appeals; social media and marketing communications campaigns, as well event planning and execution.
Past Advisory Board Members
Loree Idol has over 20 years of experience in management, development, fundraising, and event planning, both in the non-profit and for-profit sectors.
Ben MacDonald, RN, is a Nurse Case Manager with Community Care of Wake and Johnston Counties since 2013.
Dewey Siharath, PharmD, HIV & HCV Specialist, is a graduate of UNC School of Pharmacy, a Medication Specialist & Owner of Holly Springs Pharmacy, and he is our President.